Mental health charity launched in memory of Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison

The family of late Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison have launched a charity, Tiny Changes in his memory. Tiny Changes, named for a line from one of Frightened Rabbit’s most beloved songs, ‘Head Rolls Off’, will honour the late musician by raising awareness of and providing support for children and young people’s mental health issues. The website for the charity mentions their objectives as: Raise awareness about children and young people’s mental health issues. Advance understanding of the root causes of mental ill health and support innovation in the design…

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Walgreens Forms Unique Collaboration with National Council for Behavioral Health and American Pharmacists Association to Offer Mental Health First Aid Training for Pharmacists and Team Members

As the most accessible health care providers in the community, and also among the most trusted, pharmacists can play an important role as part of patients’ care teams to help address the growing need for mental health resources. With today marking the beginning of Mental Health Month in the U.S., Walgreens announces a unique collaboration with the National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), to provide Mental Health First Aid training for certain Walgreens pharmacists and team members. Mental Health First Aid, administered by…

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Working Together Towards Positive Employee Mental Health and Wellbeing

Last week, the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Global Business Group on Health (GBGH), and Global Chief Medical Officer Network (GCMON) joined forces to respond to the need for increased awareness around issues of mental health in the workplace and the key role that employers can play in the lives of employees with mental, emotional, and behavioural disorders. Tackling issues around mental health and wellbeing is no small task. Strengthening collaborations between stakeholders to share knowledge and take joint action towards promoting positive mental health and wellbeing is essential to addressing…

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BBC announces major pan-BBC Mental Health season

The BBC has announced a major new pan-BBC Mental Health season with content across network and regional television, national and local radio and digital platforms. Coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Week, this season demonstrates the BBC’s ongoing commitment to shining a light on mental health issues and how they affect individuals and society today. Millions of people are affected by mental illness; it is estimated that one in six people in the past week have experienced a common mental health problem. Many more of us will know someone who has been…

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Chrissy Teigen leads social cause initiative #MyWishForMoms to raise awareness about maternal mental health

Model, author, activist and pop culture icon Chrissy Teigen announced today that she is partnering with Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network (AHN) and its women’s health program ‘AHN Women ’ to launch a social cause initiative – #MyWishForMoms – which aims to create open dialogue among women about postpartum depression and anxiety. Last year, more than 500,000 – or one in seven – new moms developed postpartum depression, yet only 15 percent of them received treatment, according to the American Psychological Association. Postpartum depression is characterized by extreme feelings of sadness,…

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